Worth Weight in Gold: Wealthy Turfmen Will Pay Big Prices for Derby Prospects, Daily Racing Form, 1924-01-10


view raw text

WORTH WEIGHT IN GOLD Wealthy Turfmen Will Pay Big Prices for Derby Prospects. Offer of 5,000 for King Gorin II. Refused Wise Counsellor and Worlhmoro Not for Sale. LOUISVILLE, Ky., Jan. 9. Prospective Derby candidates with a chance to win the great race are worth a fortune. Several likely prospects in Kentucky have been sought by wealthy turfmen during the past fortnight at prices which would seem ridiculous to the uninitiated, but no deals have been closed up to the present. Peter Coyne, who trains King Gorin II., was offered, according to reliable reports, 5,000 for the son of Golden Maxim Yankee Tree a few days ago by an eastern sportsman who is desirous to see his colors borne in the Kentucky Derby by a colt which would have a good chance for the honors. King Gorin II. has been wintering nicely at Churchill Downs and has filled out wonderfully from his two-year-old form. It is figured by critics that King Gorin II. will improve over his two-year-old form, as he comes from blood lines which are known as "tough track horses" and the kind that race over a long distance of ground. King Gorin II. s best performance as a two-year-old was when he gave Stanwix, one of the Ran-cocas Stables probable dependants for the Derby, a sound beating on the closing day of the Latonia meeting, November 3. The bidder for King Gorin II. was informed by Mr. Coyne, it is said, that the colt was not for sale. John S. Ward, who is pointing Wise Counsellor and Worthmore for the Derby, would not even name a price he would take for j either of the S-y ear-olds when he was questioned whether he would sell either of them. I When something like 150,000 was mentioned for the pair, all Mr. Ward would say was "they are not for sale." TWO CRACK FILLIES. Glide and Sanola, the two crack fillies owned by Harned Brothers and Jones, both Derby eligibles, were not priced. It is known that the stable is sweet on Glide. This filly is far above the ordinary and she looks so good to the eye right now that any reasonable offer for her would fall on deaf ears. Glide is certainly a grand looking filly. She is not only a big one, but looks as if she would stay. Mr. Mutt, who is at Douglas Park, is doing nicely and has fully recovered from his mishap of last fall when he ran away four miles, after unseating jockey Merrimee. While the colt was cut up pretty badly as the result of that escapade, he is taking his exercise with a zest and does not seem the worse off for the wear. "Of course Mr. Fisher would not sell Mr. Mutt," said trainer Gordon. "In the first place he is not going to be offered what he is worth and if he goes on as well as he is doing right now he is going to beat many of these star 3-year-olds when the races get to going in the spring." Superintendent Tom Young, who is in charge of both Churchill Downs and Douglas Park, says that inquiries for stable room have begun and he expects to have many of the barns comfortably filled with horses before March 1. Work has already started to restore the two barns destroyed by fire last Sunday. It is expected that new buildings j will be ready for the reassembling of the thoroughbbreds which formerly occupied them by February 1.

Persistent Link: https://drf.uky.edu/catalog/1920s/drf1924011001/drf1924011001_1_5
Local Identifier: drf1924011001_1_5
Library of Congress Record: https://lccn.loc.gov/unk82075800